Mapping the vernacular environment: Serbian village atlas as a step towards an eco-village network
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The main research subject is forming optimal local models of the architectural and technological intervention in rural areas of the Republic of Serbia, as a way of climate change adaptation, as well as their feasibility study on the West Pomoravlje area. Each region has its own unique features. Thus, in the territory of the Republic of Serbia can be defined zones with the same local characteristics, using the following criteria of physical and human geography: geo-physiognomic characteristics, climatic characteristics, economic development, and level of urbanity. These criteria are defined as the most important. They are the primary determinants for choosing the architectural and technological interventions within the local model as a way of climate change adaptation. The first part of research deals with the zoning of the Republic of Serbia and defining the zones with the same local characteristics. Atlas of villages, providing their current types and possible future m...odels, will be created. The second part is based on the case study of one of the zones – West Pomoravlje zone. Villages and households within the zone will be analysed and sorted into the types and groups. Further research will be based on the examination of possibilities of transforming the existing villages into the eco-villages, mapping the most appropriate positions for new eco-villages and forming a potential eco-village network.
Keywords:Rural areas / Typology / Rural tourism / Serbia / Local models
Source:SAJ : Serbian architectural journal, 2016, 8, 1, 121-144
- Belgrade : University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture
- Studying climate change and its influence on environment: impacts, adaptation and mitigation (RS-43007)